Yugolav Art from 1951 to 1989.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade (MoCAB) is organising the exhibition 50 Artists from the Collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art — Yugoslav Art from 1951 to 1989 which presents the work of artists who changed the language paradigms of art in their time.
With the approaching 50th anniversary of the opening of the building of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade’s Ušće, hoping that this marks the completion of its recon-struction which lasted far too long (seven years), MoCAB hosts the second ‘preparatory’ exhibition for the future, far more elaborated and comprehensive museum collection dis-play. As a follow-up to the preceding exhibition 100 Works from the Collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art—Yugoslav Art from 1900 to 1945, it is a symbolical gesture towards the general and professional audiences—after so many years given another oppor-tunity to see a representative selection of the artworks from the Museum’s collections.
Presented chronologically, with reference to the dominant ‘decimal’ model of historizing Yugoslav art since the foundation of MoCAB, the art of respective decades is displayed through small confrontations, juxtapositions and dialogs of significant works conceived by the prominent artists of post-war Yugoslavia .
The exhibition does not aspire at new, especially not normative readings of Yugoslav art from the second half of the 20th century in the limited space of the Heritage House Bel-grade. It may be observed as a draft and introduction into future, more complex reflections on the development of Yugoslav art in the historical period 1951–1989.
Marina Abramović, Mrđan Bajić, Vojin Bakić, Vera Božičković-Popović, Stojan Ćelić, Radomir Damnjanović Damnjan, Slobodan Braco Dimitrijević, Marija Dragojlović, Dušan Džamonja, Eugen Feler, Branko Filipović Filo, Ivo Gatin, Tomislav Gotovac, Bora Iljovski, Sanja Iveković, Olga Jevrić, Bogoljub Jovanović, Julije Knifer, Ivan Kožarić, Vlado Kristl, Petar Lubarda, Tahir Lušić-Alavanja, Milovan De Stil Marković, Velizar Vasa Mihić, Slobodan Era Milivojević, Edo Murtić, Predrag Peđa Nešković, Grupa OHO (Andraž Šalamun, David Nez, Milenko Matanović, Tomaž Šalamun, Marko Pogačnik), Petar Omčikus, Dušan Otašević, Nedeljko Neša Paripović, Ivan Picelj, Miodrag Mića Popović, Zoran Popović, Mileta Prodanović, Branko Protić, Miodrag B. Protić, Vladan Radovanović, Radomir Reljić, Vjenceslav Rihter, Balint Sombati, Gabrijel Stupica, Andraž Šalamun, Leonid Šejka, Ivan Tabaković, Dragoljub Raša Todosijević, Goran Trbuljak, Gergelj Urkom, Josip Vaništa and Vladimir Veličković
Exhibition concept and display: Zoran Erić
Curators: Svetlana Mitić, Mišela Blanuša